Words and Watercolors – Beautiful Cards and Gifts from the Watercolor Art of Peg Conley

There is quite a process involved to get the greeting card in your hand! I thought it might be fun to explain a little bit about what is entailed.

 

There would not be any cards without my watercolors so that is where the process begins. I like to work outside so you can find me sitting amidst a garden, or on a hike sketching in my journal, or taking pictures that will remind me what it was I wanted to capture when I’m back at my kitchen table (my studio).

First I draw with pencil the image I want to render. I’ve tried to do the watercolor without a pencil foundation but have yet to feel comfortable without that sketch first. From there the watercolor gets added. It’s funny how I can get very detailed in my sketch yet when I begin to add the paint I get looser as I listen to Jazz on my iPod. Jazz music is my favorite to play while painting. The improvisation of my artwork as it unfolds.

 

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“Jazz music is my favorite to play while painting.  The improvisation of Jazz is similar to the impro- visation of my artwork as it unfolds.”

–Peg Conley